Student Feature - Joanne, Grade 8

Student Feature - Joining M’KIS in Kindergarten and now in Grade 8, Joanne has been drawn to the water since she was 3 years old. Her training regime is intense, with pool sessions at least 6 times a week. Joanne has been competing in swimming since the age of 8. In a recent competition, she took home 4 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. Her goal is to be a state and national swimmer one day, with the ultimate goal of competing in the Olympics.

Joanne is a soft-spoken student who does not like to draw attention to herself. When asked why she loves swimming so much, one of her reasons was “Swimming takes my mind off school and helps me cope with daily stresses.” Her favorite class at school is strings. Next year, Joanne will qualify to play on the Junior Varsity Volleyball team, something she is looking forward to.

The M’KIS Community would like to wish Joanne all the best for her future endeavors. You can achieve anything you put your mind towards.